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Passport for cash: These countries offer citizenship in exchange of money

Here's a list of a few countries that provide citizenship or a residency permit if you invest a substantial amount of money.

Moneycontrol has handpicked a number of countries where Indians can legitimately purchase citizenship or residency permit if they invest a substantial amount of money. (Image: Reuters)

Moneycontrol has handpicked a number of countries where Indians can legitimately purchase citizenship or residency permit if they invest a substantial amount of money. (Image: Reuters)

Antigua & Barbuda | Minimum Investment: US$ 250,000 | Residency Requirements: five days within a five-year period (Image: Reuters)

Antigua & Barbuda | Minimum Investment: US$ 250,000 | Residency Requirements: five days within a five-year period (Image: Reuters)

Canada | Minimum Investment: CAD 800,000 | Residency Requirements: 730 days within a five-year period (Image: Reuters)

Canada | Minimum investment: CA$ 800,000 | Residency requirements: 730 days within a five-year period. (Image: Reuters)

US | Minimum Investment: $500,000| Residency Requirements: 180 days/year (Image: Reuters)

United States | Minimum investment: $500,000 | Residency requirements: 180 days/year. (Image: Reuters)

United Kingdom | Minimum Investment (equivalent to): $500,000| Residency Requirements: 185 days/year (Image: Reuters)

United Kingdom | Minimum investment: $500,000 | Residency requirements (equivalent to): 185 days/year. (Image: Reuters)

Switzerland | Minimum Investment: CHF 250,000/yr | Residency Requirements: No (Image: Reuters)

Switzerland | Minimum investment: CHF 250,000/yr | Residency Requirements: None (Image: Reuters)

Portugal | Minimum Investment: €500,000 | Residency Requirements: Seven days/year (Image: Reuters)

Portugal | Minimum investment: €500,000| Residency requirements: Seven days/year. (Image: Reuters)

Spain | Minimum Investment: €500,000 | Residency Requirements: No (Image: Reuters)

Spain | Minimum investment: €500,000 | Residency requirements: None (Image: Reuters)

France | Minimum Investment: €10 million | Residency Requirements: NA (Image: Reuters)

France | Minimum investment: €10 million | Residency requirements: NA (Image: Reuters)

New Zealand | Minimum Investment: $NZ 1.5 Million| Residency Requirements: 146 Days/year (Image: Reuters)

New Zealand | Minimum Investment: NZ$ 1.5 million | Residency requirements: 146 days/year (Image: Reuters)

Australia | Minimum Investment: AUD 5 Million | Residency Requirements: 40 days/year (Image: Reuters)

Australia | Minimum investment: AU$ 5 million | Residency requirements: 40 days/year. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jan 22, 2020 07:57 am
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